Meet our passionate and dedicated executive staff
Andrew Matuch is the Managing Director of Reed Tech, a business unit of LexisNexis Legal & Professional (“LNLP”). Reed Tech provides unrivaled data analytics and workflow products, research tools and content management solutions for government agencies, the intellectual property market and the life sciences industry.
Prior to his current role, Andrew was Chief Strategy Officer for RELX, the parent company of LNLP. There, he developed the overall strategic plan for RELX, worked with business areas across RELX to refine their strategies and operating plans, and led centers of excellence in Pricing, Customer Analytics, Lean Product Development and Innovation. Andrew joined RELX in 2012 as EVP Global Strategy and Business Development for LNLP, where he helped develop the legal analytics expansion strategy.
Earlier in his career, Andrew was a Partner and Co-Leader of the Global TMT Practice at OC&C Strategy Consultants, supporting the information industry with growth strategies, M&A advisory, competitive analysis, customer segmentation, sales and marketing optimization, and pricing.
Andrew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Williams College. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys squash, reading, and learning to be the best dad and husband he can be.
VP and MD Global Commercial Markets
Joe Froehlich is VP and MD of Global Commercial IP Solutions for LexisNexis. Joe recently joined the IP business coming most recently from LexisNexis Legal where he was Head of Strategy and Operations. Joe has held a number of roles at LexisNexis in strategy, operations, product management, and segment / sales management. Throughout his career, Joe has been heavily involved in LexisNexis technology acquisitions with a particular interest in applying technology to customer use cases. Joe joined LexisNexis from McKinsey and Company where he was an Engagement Manager. Joe holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.
Joe serves on the boards of two non-profit trade schools and also is active in the Boy Scouts where he has led 10-day backpacking expeditions in the Rocky Mountains.
Sr. Director of Human Resources
Michael Ford is the Sr. Director of Human Resources where he is responsible for overseeing, leading and directing the HR function for the Reed Tech organization. Mike has been with Reed Tech for 14 years. Mr. Ford brings more than 28 years of both operational experience and human resources leadership to Reed Tech. Prior to joining the Reed Tech team, Mike spent over 15 years with The National Drying Machinery Company (a leading OEM in the food and chemical processing industries) where he held a number of positions including VP of Human Resources. Prior to that, he worked in HR for The United States Steel Corporation, at that time the world’s largest producer of steel. Mr. Ford received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University. He is currently on the board of the non-profit Cradles to Crayons and the American Heritage Federal Credit Union.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Langford is the Chief Financial Officer for Reed Tech responsible for leading the Accounting, Finance Planning and Analysis, Contract Administration and Site of office services organization.
With over 27 years of experience specializing in Life Science, multinational, finance leadership roles, Mr. Langford has acquired a diverse background of financial, commercial operations and business development expertise that has enabled him to provide financial leadership across functions and markets.
Throughout his career at Bristol-Myers Squibb and ConvaTec, Mr. Langford has worked in both large multinational as well as small carve out/startup environments. He has successfully led numerous project teams that have yielded significant synergies, process improvement driving substantial revenue and profit growth.
Mr. Langford has an MBA from Rider University and his BS in Finance from Fairfield University. He is a founding member, past President and an active board member of a nonprofit youth organization.
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Vidhu Goel is the Director of Strategy and Business Development at Reed Tech, a LexisNexis Company. In this role, Vidhu is responsible for Corporate and Business Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Alliances and Joint Ventures.
Vidhu has been with Reed Tech for four years and prior to that worked with RELX, the parent company of Reed Tech, for six years in different leadership positions such as Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, and Product Development in both developing and developed markets. He has been instrumental in driving key acquisitions in U.S., Europe, China and India. Prior to joining the RELX group, Vidhu worked in the healthcare industry for Baxter Health Corporation and AstraZeneca in senior management roles.
Vidhu has a Master’s degree in Business Management and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Lucknow University in Lucknow, India. He is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate course in Strategic Management at Harvard University.
Senior Director of Global Marketing & Sales
Michiel de Bruijn is senior director of global business development at LexisNexis Intellectual Property solutions. In his role, Michiel and his teams are responsible for the commercial success of the LexisNexis IP product portfolio in Asia, Europe, Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America.
Michiel has been with LexisNexis for 15 years and is passionate about delivering valuable insights to clients by combining patent information and technology.
Before LexisNexis, Michiel worked primarily for start-up companies in the legal tech industry. Michiel has a Master’s degree in International Marketing from the University of Humberside in the U.K. and holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Outside of work, Michiel enjoys family time, cooking, and active sports such as running and cycling.
Senior Director of Product Management
Mitch Lapides is the Sr. Director of Product Management for Reed Tech’s suite of data analytics, workflow, and research tools for the intellectual-property market.
Over his career, Mitch built a number of leading online publishing businesses focusing on strategy, product management, operations, marketing, and technology implementation. Mitch was Executive Vice President of Online Publishing at Elsevier Health Sciences, a division of RELX. There, he built and led four divisions including educational products (Evolve), online journals and society relationships, mobile applications, and online clinical reference tools. Mitch held the role of Chief Technology Officer and Group Vice President at Gartner, where he led the team to rebuild Gartner.com. Just prior to joining Reed Tech, Mitch was founder and CEO of FulcrumTech, a leading email-marketing agency that managed the email-marketing channel and drove substantial revenue improvements for ecommerce, publishing, and fintech companies.
Mitch earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brandeis University. In his spare time, Mitch enjoys yoga, piano, reading, and hiking in the mountains with his wife and children.
Director of Marketing
Elisa is the director of marketing at Reed tech, a LexisNexis company. In this role Elisa is responsible for the marketing for LexisNexis IP and for Reed tech. Elisa has been with Reed Tech for seven years.
Previously Elisa worked at AstraZeneca in various marketing roles. She worked on the first direct to consumer campaign by a pharmaceutical company. The campaign changed Prilosec from an unknown product to the “Purple Pill.” She also initiated a partnership with a large pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) to support patients who had prescriptions from AstraZeneca.
When not working, Elisa enjoys time with her husband and children, fostering efforts for bird conservation, hiking and Pilates.